Why doesn't Blueprint include directions of (dis)integration, Tritypes, etc.?
The Enneagram is a rich system for understanding and explaining personality, and there’s always more to explore. Although we love all of its nuances, there’s simply too much to cover everything in one app. Blueprint contains over 800 pages of content on what we consider to be the most important and essential topics. We are monitoring emerging research, use cases, and cultural developments, and may expand to cover additional areas in the future.
We opted not to include the direction of integration and disintegration because 1), it’s a complex concept, and 2), emerging Enneagram scholarship suggests that a type can move in both positive and negative directions on both lines of connectedness. For example, an Eight may not move to Five only in low health and Two only in high health, but can exhibit the good and bad aspects of both of these types.
Some online Enneagram communities discuss Tritypes, a trio of your primary type plus one dominant type from each of the other two Center triads. For example, someone who’s a type One is in the Instinctive triad, so they’d choose which type resonates most strongly with them out of the other two triads (Feeling, which has Two, Three, and Four; and Thinking, which has Five, Six, and Seven). Thus they could have a Tritype of One, Three, and Seven. Although we find Tritypes interesting, they are complicated and not discussed in the literature that we trust most.